October 27, 2012 13:13
Britney Spears' mum tells US court that ex-manager crushed drugs into her food
Lynne Spears also says Sam Lufti cut off singer's phone lines to remove communication channels
According to the BBC, Lynne Spears has told a US court that Sam Lufti admitted to drugging the 'Toxic' singer in the past in order to help her go to sleep, and had also limited her channels of communication by cutting off her phone lines.
Lufti is suing Spears and her parents for defamation, breach of contract and libel, and claimed last week that she was addicted to amphetamines. He is seeking millions of dollars after claiming that Spears' mother's book Through the Storm: A Real Story of Fame and Family in a Tabloid World, which was released in 2008, allege that he drugged Spears and manipulated the singer and her family.
In the book, Lynne Spears claimed that Lufti had admitted to her that he had taken to crushing pills in Spears' meals in 2007, during a frenetic period in which the singer infamously shaved her head, lost custody of her children and was briefly hospitalised. Asked about her allegations, she said:
Those were his exact words. I was very worried and I didn't know what to do so I tried to get her away from there.
She also admitted, however, that she hadn't gone to the police over Lufti's alleged actions, stating:"I was so worried about Britney, I didn't know what to do when I found out Sam was crushing pills... I didn't call the authorities."
Last week (October 21), the court was told that Spears' father, Jamie, feared for his daughter's life and was so alarmed by her alleged drug-fuelled meltdown five years ago that he believed he'd turn on the TV and discover that she had died. The singer, who released her seventh studio album 'Femme Fatale' in March last year and has recently been starring as a judge on The X Factor USA, is not expected to appear at the trial.
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